SPR

By Adam Bonislawski
Bio-Rad has developed a workflow linking surface plasmon resonance to MALDI mass spectrometry that could offer a more sensitive and streamlined alternative to conventional SPR-MS techniques.

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Plexera recently began selling its surface-plasmon resonance-based PlexArray System to early-access customers and plans a full commercial launch.

CEO Tim Burland said the company hopes to be able to make its carbon-coated-on-gold surfaces available by the end of the year, and to expand its business into applied markets, such as bioengineering and environmental and agricultural testing.

Reuters reports that UK researchers are using gene-editing tools to develop flu-resistant chickens.

Nature calls for genomics to become part of the World Health Organization's cholera surveillance approach.

Vox explores a proposal to institute a lottery system to award grant funds.

In Genome Biology this week: gut microbiome study of individuals from Tanzania and Botswana, sixth version of the Network of Cancer Genes database, and more.